GF Sweet and Sour Chicken
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GF Sweet and Sour Chicken

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GF sweet and sour chicken made right in your own kitchen that tastes as good or better than the restaurant. It’s not a quick meal, but it’s easy, and the leftovers are fantastic.

To Make GF Sweet and Sour Chicken, You Will Need These Ingredients:

Gluten-free sweet and sour chicken

What To Serve GF Sweet and Sour Chicken With:

Could I use thigh meat instead of breast meat?

Absolutely, but the breast meat makes nice-sized chunks and has a very neutral flavor; thigh meat has slightly more flavor, which might be noticeable to some.

The Process Is Simple:

  • Chunks of chicken are first dipped in eggs and rolled in cornstarch.
  • You will then fry them for a short time in olive oil.
  • A simple sweet and sour sauce is poured over the chicken.
  • Toss and flip the pieces of chicken every 15 minutes to thoroughly coat the chicken.

sweet and sour chicken ~ gluten, dairy, and nut-free.

You might also like this easy Sweet & Sour Crock-Pot Chicken.

GF Sweet and Sour Chicken

Tender chicken breast chunks in a tangy sweet and sour sauce.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 22 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: gluten-free sweet and sour chicken, sweet and sour chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Mary Krick


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt ~ to taste
  • 1/8 tsp pepper ~ to taste
  • 3 Lg eggs ~ 2 might be enough depending on the size of the chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp olive oil ~ more if needed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt ~ or a Low FODMAP garlic substitute


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  • Wash and pat dry chicken breasts
  • Cut chicken into 1-inch chunks and place on a large cookie sheet
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken pieces. I like to use a grinder.
  • Place cornstarch in a shallow or flat type dish.
  • Whisk eggs in a bowl for easy dipping.
  • Roll chicken pieces in cornstarch covering all sides.
  • Dip coated chicken in eggs.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet and cook to lightly brown all sides.
  • Place cooked chicken on a large cookie sheet with sides or a 9x13-inch baking dish. Set aside and make sweet and sour sauce.
  • In a small mixing bowl add sugar, ketchup, distilled white vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic salt or garlic replacement. Whisk well.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and gently toss chicken to cover with sauce.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes uncovered. Gently stir, move, and turn chicken every 15 minutes during the baking time. The sauce will thicken as it bakes.
  • Remove from oven and enjoy every bite!


I serve sweet and sour chicken with plain or fried rice, glass noodles, and stir-fried vegetables.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 917mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Easy gluten-free sweet and sour chicken

This original sweet and sour chicken recipe is from wwwlifeinthelofthouse.

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